Amy Butler


Summer…sweet!

Summer is upon us!  Yay!  We have lots of fun at Stitch planned, too!  Our Etsy Craft Party will be on June 20th, with lots of interesting things for you to learn!  Marie, from Etsy’s NYC office will be sharing a power point presentation with us, and demonstrating techniques for photographing jewelry, garments and bags.  RSVP is required,so… grab a couple friends and don’t miss the fun!!

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Summer Camps will be in full swing starting the week of June 10th…these are so much fun!  This year we’ve added Fashion Design with Megan for MIddle school & HIgh School kids,  sewing maxidresses, hats, infinity scarves & more!  If you missed the deadline, there are a few spots left, so give us a call & we’ll try to squeeze you in!

The Summer Class Schedule is packed with sundresses – the ever popular Washi dress, Amelia dress & superdeduper easy elastic shirred sundress…when it gets hot you will wish you had one to slip on!!  Also on the schedule is Sewing Machine Basics with the  Hobo bag, zipped wristlet, picnic buntings, and some Modern Quilts, too!  …and we have lots of new fabrics in the store, too!!  Linens & rayons for dresses, fun chevrons & dots and lots of prints for accessories.  We have also added many notions and have a nice supply of colorful zippers & threads.  And, as always, private lessons can be scheduled at any time.

August will be a busy month with the welcoming of Megan’s baby girl!  Yes-a girl!!  I know, right?   Rex is going to be the best big brother ever!!

Join us  as we celebrate and shower her by decorating Onesies at our Open Studio Social night on June 7th!!  We’ll have onesies & supplies ready to embellish!    We’ll have cake and goodie bags for everyone, too!!!  So don’t miss the fun, please RSVP .

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MAY

SCRAPPY TRIP AROUND THE WORLD QUILT BLOCKS – MAY 14, 6:30-8:30, $50 (incl supplies)

DRESSES FOR GIRLS – BEGINNER LEVEL PEASANT DRESS – MAY 23, 6-9pm, $50 plus supplies

CURTAIN WORKSHOP – MAY 26, 12-3PM, $50 (plus supplies)

MODERN QUILTING – HALF SQUARE TRIANGLE QUILT TOP (CRIB SIZE)  MAY 28, 6-9PM- $45

SUNDRESS FOR YOU! Elastic shirring – May 30, 6-9pm, $45 plus supplies

JUNE

QUILTED MACHINE COVER – JUNE 6, 6-9PM   $45 PLUS SUPPLIES

OPEN STUDIO – Social – free, JUNE 7 – 7-9pm (We’ll be honoring  Megan-and showering her with decorated Onesies !!)

WASHI DRESS – ADV BEGINNER LEVEL – JUNE 11 & JUNE 18, 6-9PM ,$45 EACH SESSION

SEWING MACHINE BASICS – HOBO BAG -JUNE 13, 6-9PM, $50 INCL SUPPLIES

MODERN PATCHWORK CLUB – June 14th , 6PM $10, RSVP required

AMELIA DRESS – JUNE 23, 1-4PM, $45  PLUS SUPPLIES

PICNIC BUNTING – JUNE 27, 7-9PM, $30 PLUS SUPPLIES

ETSY CRAFT PARTY – June 20, FREE!  RSVP required

JULY

OPEN STUDIO – FREE!  JULY 5, 7-9PM

MODERN PATCHWORK CLUB – JULY 12, 6-9PM  RSVP REQUIRED

MODERN QUILTING – SOLID COLORS WALL HANGING – JULY 14, 1-4PM, $45

SUNDRESS – ELASTIC SHIRRING – JULY 18, 6-9PM, $45  PLUS SUPPLIES

ZIPPERED WRISTLET – JULY 16, 4-6PM  $30 PLUS SUPPLIES


Meet Amy Butler & Parson Grey 2

Join us in welcoming back Amy & David for a casual meet & greet.  See their fabulous fabrics and  grab enough for your upcoming projects!

Boutique clutch & party hats featuring Amy Butler fabrics

We’re offering a special promotion of 20% off fabrics  for the day!  We have selections from her most recent Cameo and Lark collections as well as Gypsy Caravan & Curious Nature for you  and we’re sure you won’t leave empty handed!  We’re here to help coordinate your fabrics, too-we love doing that!

Refreshments, booksignings & drawings!!  This Saturday,  August 4, 2-4pm right here at Stitch Cleveland!! Please RSVP so we know to expect you!!  Reserve your copy of Generation Q…the premiere issue of a fabulous new modern sewing/quilting publication featuring Amy & David on the cover!   Stitchy Goodness Awaits!  xox

Street parking is available on West Clifton and Detroit Rds.

PS…while you’re in the area, don’t forget to hit the Lakewood Arts Festival, too!  Look for the Lakewood Womens Club, purchase a couple raffle tickets and take a chance on a fabulous quilt created  at Stitch Cleveland to benefit Lakewood Comunity Services.


You showed some love & voted for us! XOX

 

Hey, all you lovely seamsters out there…you showed your love and
helped us reach 250 votes on the Mission: Small Business℠ page to get closer to qualifying for a $250,000 Grant. Now, we wait for a decision from  a panel of judges, we certainly hope they fall in love with us!!  (how could they not, right??)  Send some positive karma our way!!

Your votes really meant alot, thank you to all who took the time to vote- we really really really appreciate it!  Friends is what it’s all about, right?  And you showed that we have lots!  yay!

So, if we are awarded this Grant, we have lots of plans churning in our creative little brains…and they will all benefit you!   More fabrics, more notions & patterns, more machines to play with and more space for classes.  Yes, our fingers are still crossed !!  It’s a long shot, but hey, ya don’t know if ya don’t try, right??

We hope  you also took advantage of our recent Groupon offer.  The group class schedule will be up soon, with lots of fun projects.  We’re just finishing our 2nd week of Summer Sewing Camp – it has been so much fun!!  If you missed it, we still have a few spots available in the July and August camps, so give us a call if you’re interested.  The girls made capris, peasant tops, headbands, shoulder bags and coin purses – by the end of the week everyone knew how to wind bobbins, thread their machines, hem, insert elastic and their favorite – the spray starch!  There were many jealous moms who want  Mom Sewing Camp!!!  hmm, there’s a thought!!  We’re also offering Kids & Teens sewing club on Friday afternoons until August.

Remember to mark your calendars for Amy & David Butler’s visit on August 4th.  Please register by July 30th.  With pre-registration you’ll be entered into a drawing for a special prize!  We’ll have several  drawings during her visit, too — so don’t miss the fun!

Summer is buzzing by uber fast, stop in and check out our new fabrics-we have lots of Kona solids and Amy Butler’s Lark collection as well as Parson Grey’s Curious Nature. PS, the air is on and it’s nice and cool !  : )

Heidi & Megan…and Minnie, too   XOXOXOXOXOXOX with sugar on top!

 

 


Private Sewing Parties 1

Do your friends sew, too? Wouldn’t you love to spend an afternoon together with lots of space to cut and sew…and have the guidance of an experienced seamster to help you along, too?

Maybe you’ve always wanted to make an Amy Butler bag, but were unsure of reading the directions?

How much fabric to get?

How to cut out the pieces?

Well, that’s exactly what a group of 12 friends did at Stitch last weekend.  They brought their machines, fabrics, patterns and supplies and had a great afternoon laughing, sewing and actually learning, too!   A Private Sewing Party just for your friends-what a great idea!!  We have the space, you have the friends, perfect!


Happy Summer

barcelona_cover_medYay summer!  Now that it’s warmer, it’s time to make some summer skirts-great to wear with camis, halters or tees.  A-line, fitted or tiers of ruffles-you can never have too many skirts in my opinion!  We also have Amy Butler’s Barcelona skirt pattern, an all time favorite of our students.  

Sign up for Skirt Bootcamp with Megan – Learn to create a skirt from start to finish. We’ll begin by learning how to determine size and cut a commercial pattern. Discover the benefits of making a muslin first and learn to fit and move alterations to your pattern. You will have a finished skirt you can wear for the rest of the summer! Open to students 13 and up, this is also a great opportunity for a mother-daughter activity ($200 for both). August 10th – 14th, noon – 2pm, $135 All supplies included!

We know you’re busy, so remember- you can always schedule a private lesson to fit your schedule.

 


What Heidi’s been up to…

Heidi’s been sewing and knitting like a madwoman for her soon to arrive grandson.  In case you haven’t heard, her daughter, Megan, is expecting her first baby in March.  First grandchild, yes, we’re all sewing, knitting and crocheting like crazy!!  We’re makers, and just can’t help it, it’s just what we do.  

This week, she started a quilt…

This is the quilt top, it will have a narrow border and free-motion stitching will be applied, similar to the rocket quilt that is on display in the store.  

                          

Are these not the most adorable booties you’ve ever seen?  These are from Amy Butler’s new book, Little Stitches for Little Ones.  And by the way, Amy will be visiting us April 17th, details on that event to be posted soon.

                   

And some knitting, too.  This weather is great for knitting and these small projects go quick!!  On her needles now is the baby Einstein bunting from Sally Melville , and on her hook is the Babette blanket from Interweave Press. 

And by the way, you can learn all of these techniques at Stitch Cleveland, because that’s what we do!